From the blog by Jonathan Tower

  • Jonathan’s Blog
  • sophisticated angel investors … well-recognized angel groups like Band of Angels and Tech Coast Angels
  • …because each has a highly competitive screening and deal selection process which has the effect of winnowing mediocre deals from consideration
  • Early stage VCs expect to see some small commitments from friends and family
  • Capitalization tables (“cap tables”) are used to record and track ownership in a company. If you are a sole proprietor, then it is not necessary to use a cap table – you own 100% of the company. But, if you will raise money from investors and thus share ownership in the company, cap tables are not only helpful, but necessary as you begin discussions with possible investors and, hopefully, pay out dividends from profitable operations and/or divvy up the windfall after you sell the company. Read more…

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